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Hi, I am new here and I am not exactly sure if this is the right spot to post this question but here it goes..

I have cable but my internet seems to be running much slower then it should be, it downloads at around 5-10 kb a second. My computer is also slow although I know that has nothing to do with the connection. I was wondering if buying more memory for it may help speed up both the internet and my computer offline applications. Here is my computer information at the moment:

Compaq Presario
Celeron® CPU 2.60GHz
248 MB of RAM

Please tell me if buying more RAM for it would speed up its functions. Thanks a lot ^^

Edited by lurker731, 07 June 2006 - 05:03 PM.

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Hi lurker731...

More RAM will certainly help. I usually recommend 512 MB with XP so another 256MB should be sufficient.

Malware can also cause the system to slow down. You might also want to go to the Malware Forum and follow the instructions.

That will give you several steps that will help you clean up 70 percent of all problems by yourself...then post a hijackthis log in THAT forum. Be patient, the Malware Forum is a very busy place and a two or three day wait is not unusual. DO NOT REPLY TO OR BUMP YOUR OWN LOG. If it shows a reply it may be overlooked as one that is being worked on.

If you are still having problems after getting a clean bill of health from the malware expert, please return to this thread.

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